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Restoring the 3Gs

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donaldz Calculating status...
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Jun 2, 2012 3:36 PM

Done some research so I think I know most of what happens.

Thinking of restoring my 3gs.  I still have many but will stick to two main questions.

  1. Will restore, "restore" my mail accounts & settting?  This was the biggest pain in the butt setting up.
    1. (On a related not, although I have selected some accounts to syn with the phone, every single account I have I to set up manually on my phone)
  2. Will my library selections be remembered, or will I have to go through thousands of songs and recheck those I want, create new playlists, etc?
iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1
  • nmash1937 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 3:31 PM (in response to donaldz)

    if you restore, it goes to factory reset and starts off brand new but it will not mess up your checked songs or anything but it will need to dowload everything back on like apps, and music. also y r u restoring?

  • nmash1937 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 3:55 PM (in response to donaldz)

    It won't save your settings but it's easy to set up email accounts on iPhone it takes a matter of minuites

  • nmash1937 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 5:34 PM (in response to donaldz)

    it should just go under settings, mail, new, pick your email, enter it in, and chose what to sync. Also if you have icloud, you can also restore it and it will set EVERYTHING back up right down to homescreen layout. if you go to your settings, go to icloud, storage & backup, and then back it up. after its done  go to settings, general, reset, and reset all settings. after that your phone should look like a new iphone but dont worry go through the setup and chose to restore it by icloud and chose type in your icloud account and choose your last iphoe backup. after that, it should start downloading everything. also before all of this ALSO do a itunes backup. I have done this before and it has proved itself reliable to me.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 5:39 PM (in response to nmash1937)

    nmash1937 wrote:

     

    if you restore, it goes to factory reset and starts off brand new but it will not mess up your checked songs or anything but it will need to dowload everything back on like apps, and music. also y r u restoring?

    That is just wrong. If you restore the phone on the last computer it was backed up to it will restore all content and settings to exactly the way they were before you restored it. The first step of the Restore is a backup of app content and settings. If it's the same computer your music is already on it and will be restored also.

  • nmash1937 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 5:42 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    What? In your songs in iTunes, they will be checked like before.

  • Lawrence Finch Level 7 Level 7 (24,555 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 5:51 PM (in response to nmash1937)

    During a restore all apps, songs, app data, settings, photos, calendar, contacts, email settings and saved email, videos, podcasts, etc will be restored exactly the way they were before the restore was done. I'm not sure why you are telling the OP erroneous information.

  • nmash1937 Level 1 Level 1 (50 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 5:55 PM (in response to Lawrence Finch)

    im not? dont call me a liar a restore takes everything off and then makes the iphone just like new and then it puts everything back on like you would with a new iphone. it makes it just like it was before the restore. trust me i have done this myself. i had a problem downloading apps so i restored it using icloud and after it was just like i had it before

  • diesel vdub Level 7 Level 7 (20,755 points)
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    Jun 2, 2012 7:15 PM (in response to nmash1937)

    There are two types of restore.

     

    A restore from backup puts the device back in the exact same state it was in when the backup was created.

    A restore as new put the device into a clean slate position, as if it had just been taken out of the box.

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